Moganopterus was a pterosaur, a type of flying reptile. It was not a dinosaur, though it lived during the same period. Moganopterus lived during the Early Cretaceous and resided in Asia. The first Moganopterus fossil was discovered in 2012.

Quick facts about Moganopterus:

  • Existed from Barremian Age to 113 million years ago
  • Lived in a marine environment
  • Was a piscivore
  • Could fly
  • Only one specimen has been found by paleontologists

All the Moganopterus illustrations below were collected from the internet. Enjoy and explore:

Moganopterus was described by the following scientific paper(s):
  • J. -C. Lü and H. -Y. Pu. 2012. Largest toothed pterosaur skull from the Early Cretaceous Yixian Formation of western Liaoning, China, with comments on the family Boreopteridae. Acta Geological Sinica 86(2):287-293